Summer Dream (ASL Poem)

Watch in high-definition. Captions not provided but look below for rough gloss. The performance took place on February 18, 2017, at the Deaf Meets Def Poetry Jam in Loving Cup.

Image description: Eric Epstein is standing on a stage, wearing white pants and blue button-up long-sleeves with holes. The background is curtained with projected text “Loving Cup.” There are also two yellow spotlights behind Eric, who is white. He is signing “EVERY-MORNING.”

Gloss: EVERY-MORNING YOU GET-UP DREAM GET-UP-IN-DREAM WALK STUCK WALK JUMP WAKE-UP DREAM DREAM DREAM JUMP JUMP JUMP LIFE LIMIT LIMIT NONE KNOW-THAT CHEST LOCK GIVE-ME KEY TRY-OPEN NO-NO KEY SUPPOSED UNCONSCIOUS FREE DREAM DREAM GOAL GOLD SHINE SHINE FINISH FINISH WITHIN RICH INSIDE YOU NO-MATTER RICH POOR NO-MATTER BABY YEAR OLD MAN WOMAN BETWEEN SHOW PRAY PRAY MEDITATE MEDIATE SHRUG CULTURE ALL-AROUND-YOU PERFECT COLOR YOU LIGHT-UP [NO] LIGHT-DIM [NO] PERFECT SHAPE STRECH-HORIZONTAL [NO] STRETCH-HORIZONTAL [NO] MAYBE YOU DREAM/IMAGINE ALONE MY-PERSPECTIVE GLASS AROUND-YOU I LOVE-YOU SHAKE SNOW WORLD/GLOBE HAMMER-SMASH GLASS-GO-AWAY SUN WE-MEET CUDDLE CHANGE SUMMER.

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